Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar (13-8) vs. Ervin Santana (5-4)
The Cleveland Indians take on the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday at Target Field. The Indians send Danny Salazar to the mound to face Ervin Santana of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -121 and Minnesota at +111. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians have a 74-72 over/under record and a 72-76 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Twins are 87-62 against the run line and have a 68-69 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
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The Indians show up with a 74-74 record, including 39-36 on the road. Danny Salazar has an earned run average of 3.48 and is 13-8 so far on the season while having a 1.12 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 17-10 over his 168.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 140 hits during those innings. The Indians are also 13-14 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.26 and they have given up 393 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .244 against the Indians bullpen while walking 140 times and striking out 407 times. Cleveland is averaging 8.93 strikeouts per game while getting 8.11 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 10th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.77.
Cleveland is batting .258 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .241 away from home. The Indians hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 6th in baseball. Michael Brantley leads the team in hits with 164 while the team ranks 9th in baseball with 8.72 hits per game.
Minnesota is 44-31 at home while holding a 76-73 overall record on the season. Ervin Santana is starting this game 5-4 for the season with an earned run average of 4.55 and a WHIP of 1.37. In his starts, the Twins are 7-7 and he has allowed 89 hits over 87 innings pitched this season. The Twins are also 7-6 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.7 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 460 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .252 against the Twins bullpen while walking 149 times and striking out 355 times. Minnesota is averaging 6.42 strikeouts per game while getting 9.45 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.13.
They are batting .248 as a team, which is good for 24th in the league and hitting .266 at home. The Twins hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 27th in baseball. Joe Mauer leads the team in hits with 146 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.4 hits a game.
Cleveland has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 75 errors with 1,411 assists and 3,956 put outs for the season. The Twins have committed 77 errors on the season with 1,507 assists and 3,984 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 74-72 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 72-76 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 68-69 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 87-62 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/06/15 P T.J. House Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
09/20/15 P Phil Hughes Back is upgraded to expected to start Wednesday vs Cleveland Indians
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins
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